Week of the Young Child

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The Week of the Young Child is an annual week-long celebration in April sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Week of the Young Child was first established in 1971 to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. During this week early childhood programs and educators are recognized for their work. In the United States, nearly 11 million pre-school children under the age of five are in non-parental day care.

At The Children’s Aid Society, we recognize that the early childhood years are the most critical for laying the foundation for children’s success academically and throughout life. Children’s Aid uses a comprehensive approach to the education of our youngest children — from birth to five — that enables us to serve just over 1,000 pre-school children in 12 different programs. Helping children develop a greater sense of self, a respect for others and a lifelong love of learning are the guiding principles of our work with pre-schoolers.

View a complete photo gallery of Early Childhood programs throughout The Children's Aid Society.